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I'm looking for some expert opinions on streaming recorded TV from Windows Media Center over the internet. I would prefer that the file being streamed is converted to a smaller size (i.e., resize the video) in some way so that my slow upload pipe can handle it. I do record a lot of HD content, so this type of compression is a must.


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Videos are already compressed. – Sathya Mar 12 '11 at 16:32
@Sathya - I redefined what I mean by compression...can you remove your downvote? – Tim Reddy Mar 12 '11 at 16:39
I was not the one who put in the downvote @TReddy – Sathya Mar 12 '11 at 16:40
@Sathya - sorry about that comment...I don't know who did it then... – Tim Reddy Mar 12 '11 at 16:42
I shall compensate with an upvote. – Majenko Mar 12 '11 at 16:44

As you're working with Microsoft products already then Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 is probably what you're looking for.

Expression is the replacement for Windows Media Encoder

Expression Encoder imports and encodes video files, produces live webcasts, enhances media with watermarks and advertising, and publishes with Silverlight.

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thanks for the answer...but there has to be something free out there that I can do? – Tim Reddy Mar 12 '11 at 16:40
Expression 4 is free. Purple "download now" button in the bottom left of that link's page, or go here instead:… – Majenko Mar 12 '11 at 16:43

I used tversity two years ago to do the same. Also it supports multiple types of clients and it auto re-compresses content so it's optimized for each one

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I use Remote Potato which not only streams your recorded TV through your web browser but also allows you to access your EPG and manage your recordings remotely.

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